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How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in Texas?

How long do you have to report a car accident in Texas?

The auto accident took a great deal out of you. A great deal of physical pain followed the smash-up, and you have also had to deal with the emotional strain of lost wages and other impositions of recovering from an injury.

However, there are particular actions you must take in order to get compensation for all that you have suffered. One of the first things you should do is file a car accident report. The statute of limitations for filing an accident claim involving property damage and personal injury is 2 years. But it is a good idea to file the claim as soon as you are physically able to.

There are good reasons for this:

  • Insurance companies are very good at finding ways to either deny a claim or to pay as little money as they can on a claim. The longer you wait the harder it will be to prove your case.
  • Eyewitnesses disappear, memories fade, forensic evidence becomes harder to collect and demonstrate—these can all put difficulties in your way.

If you know that the accident was the fault of the other driver and you have a legitimate claim to make against their insurance company, then you should file your claim. If the insurance company that is liable begins dragging its feet or putting up dubious bureaucratic barriers, then you should take legal action against them.

Briggle & Polan, PLLC are Austin lawyers. We dedicate our energies, expertise, and long experience in personal injury auto accident cases to you. Personal injury lawyers are trained to gather the facts and to examine them and use them in pursuit of the cause of their client. If you have a legitimate claim to make, we will see that you get the money that you are entitled to.

The way we work is no win, no fee. When you work with us, you can be assured that you will not have to sign over a nickel of your own money regardless of the outcome.

Don't Carry the Burden of Reporting a Car Accident on Your Own

You may be tired and still not quite fit to struggle with the insurance company that owes you money. You should not have to assume this burden along with everything else you have had to deal with. It is better to leave it in the hands of professionals who possess the knowledge, skill, ability, and insight to manage the process of getting the insurance companies to pay.

With some insurance companies, it is a straightforward matter. They may have every intention of giving you the money but need to ensure all the paperwork is in order to justify the bill. We can represent you and deal with what needs to be dealt with in this regard. Other insurance companies may be more difficult; they may want to resist doing what they are obligated to do and may need to be confronted in a more forceful matter.

Let us fight for you. Give us the chance to get you the compensation and the justice you deserve. Contact Briggle & Polan, PLLC today for a free consultation.